End poverty to stop terrorism, Uhuru to Africa

September 3, 2014 8:45 AM

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has said African countries must deal with poverty to combat terrorism. He was speaking yesterday during the African Union Peace and Security Summit at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

Uhuru said terrorists prey on unemployed youth because they are easy recruitment targets. “Terrorism and extremist violence is a threat to continental peace. Recruitment and radicalisation of vulnerable youth, especially through social media, is worrying,” he said.

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